Books and Beyond has arrived! Download the spring 2018 guide to programs, services, resources and more at Caledon Public Library.
Device Advice For Adults
We're always happy to answer your tech questions at any of our branches and are pleased to offer two options for more detailed IT support at our Albion Bolton Branch.
One-on-one friendly assistance for your device, whatever it may be. Drop by the Albion Bolton Branch Computer Lab.
Mondays: March 5 - June 25 (excluding May 21) | 2:30 - 4 pm
Wednesdays: March 7 - June 27 | 10:30 am - 12 noon
Tech Savvy Teens: Tinker Stations
Tech Savvy Teens will be available to help with your basic tech needs at the AB Branch. From downloading eBooks to your eReader, to setting up an email account to printing double-sided and more. Patrons will also have the opportunity to explore new tech and devices or learn new applications for current devices. No appointment necessary. Contact our YS Department at email@example.com if you are a teen interested in volunteering with our YS team.
Tuedays: April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22 | 6 - 8 pm
Thursdays: April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24 | 6 - 8 pm
Saturdays: April 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26 | 10 am - 12 noon and 2 - 4 pm
In partnership with Brampton Caledon Community Living, this monthly program is designed specifically for adults with developmental/intellectual disabilities. Learn more.
Adult Book Clubs
Caledon Public Library Book Clubs offer book lovers the opportunity to meet and discuss books and authors with others. Book clubs provide the perfect venue to share perspectives and understanding on a variety of subjects. With 12 adult book clubs and 3 youth book clubs meeting monthly at different branches and locations there is sure to be a club that meets your needs. Membership is FREE and everyone is welcome. Learn more.
Albion Bolton Afternoon Book Club
Join CPL’s newest afternoon book club! Held at the Albion Bolton Branch on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1 pm.
*New Southfields Pop-Up Book Club
There's a new club coming to town! This adult book club will provide book lovers the opportunity to meet, socialize and discuss books and authors. More information about an upcoming open house will be available soon. Check back here for the latest details.
If you're an aspiring writer or are a novelist or poet at heart, the writing group, Writers' Ink, is the group for you. If you've always wanted to write but didn't necessarily know how to get started, or even finish, Writers' Ink will help develop the skills and confidence you will need to pursue your writing dreams! Writers' Ink also has a blog where members are encouraged to share their work. Learn more.
Knit & Knatter
This is an adult program dedicated to providing space for fellow needlers to come together to...well, knit and knatter.
Caledon Public Library is pleased to showcase art in the library all year round. We display art exhibits free of charge at all seven branches and include artists of all ages and abilities. Whether you’re in school, a professional artist or just someone who likes to dabble, we have a wall or a shelf with your name on it! No exhibit is too big or too small.
The Alton Group welcomes local artists to share ideas, books, resources, various techniques and works in progress.
Alton Branch (Community Room)
1st & 3rd Saturdays of every month | 10 am - 12 pm
Seniors Artful Library
What a workshop this will be. Learn how to paint a beautiful canoe scene using acrylic paints. This workshop will focus on acrylic blending to create reflective effects on water and in backgrounds. Step-by-step instruction will be provided and all levels of painting experience are welcome. The cost of this program would be $40 at the studio; however, thanks to the generosity of Andrea Gregory of Palgrave Art Studio and fellow artist Philippa Hagenow, as well as CPL, the cost to participants will only be $15 pp. All material will be included.
Monday, May 28 | Caledon East Community Complex | 1 pm - 4 pm | $15 payable at door (cash or cheque)
Artful Caledon Salon
As you may know, Caledon Public Library introduced Artful Caledon in the fall of 2017 as a natural expansion of our Read Local Caledon initiative. We wanted to foster the development of the Caledon art community, just as we had celebrated our local authors and writers with the Read Local Caledon initiative.
Our vision for Artful Caledon is to offer innovative programming, creative spaces for display and to design a platform for local artists of all ages to promote their works both in person and virtually.
Many artists in the community have already expressed interest in being part of Artful Caledon. Perhaps they took part in the art show at the historic Alton Public School back in the fall or their biographies are featured on our Artful Caledon virtual platform.
But we want to do more. Many artists have expressed an interest in having a place to gather and share, so CPL is proud to introduce our own Artful Caledon Salon, where artists and arts professionals will come together to network, share ideas, support one another and discuss future plans. What are Artful Caledon’s next steps? Have some ideas? Let’s talk.
Our inaugural salon was so successful, we're having another. Any interested artists should register for a full day - discussions, lunch and a chance to create together. Bring what you're working on, your supplies and create/share with like-minded fellow artists. Everyone welcome. Cost is $5 per participant, which includes a light lunch and is payable at the door.
Date: Friday, May 4
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Caledon Equestrian Centre, 200 Pine Avenue, Palgrave L7E 0M1
Writing Workshop with Brian Henry and Kelley Armstrong - How to Write a Bestseller
Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 10 am - 4:00 pm | Albion Bolton Branch 150 Queen Street South, Bolton
This workshop will give you the inside scoop on what gives a novel best-selling potential. You’ll learn how to get readers emotionally involved in your story, how to raise tension, control your pacing and keep your readers turning the pages. But you won't just hear about some of the best secrets of the trade; you'll learn how to apply them to give your own writing a sharp new edge.
Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing teacher for more than 25 years. He publishes Quick Brown Fox, Canada’s most popular blog for writers, teaches creative writing at Ryerson University and has led workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Sarnia, Ontario, to Saint John, New Brunswick. He has helped many of his students get published, including guest speaker Kelley Armstrong...
Kelley Armstrong lives in Aylmer, south of London, Ontario, with her husband and three children. She used to program computers and attend Brian Henry workshops. Now she writes international bestsellers. Kelley has hit the New York Times bestseller list with both her supernatural thrillers for adults and her urban fantasy for teens.?Kelley's principal publishers are Random House in Canada, St. Martins and HarperCollins in the U.S. and Doubleday and Little Brown in Britain. To date, she's published more than 32 books, most recently Rituals,a gothic novel for adults and Missing, a fantasy novel for teens; and coming in February, This Fallen Prey,a thriller for adults. Bitten,a TV series based on Kelley’s first 13 novels, has been broadcasting since January 2014.
Fee: 43.36 + 13% hst =49 + $6 for pizza lunch = $55 paid in advance | 46.90 + 13% hst = 53 + $6 for pizza lunch = $59 at the door
To pay in advance, make your cheque or money order out to Caledon Public Library and mail it to: Attention: Laura Nolloth, Caledon Public Library, Albion Bolton Branch, 150 Queen Street South, Bolton, ON, L7E 1E3 o you can pay in advance in person at any Caledon Library branch. To reserve a spot now, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See Brian Henry's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Algonquin Park, Barrie, Bracebridge, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Ingersoll, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, St. John, NB, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.
Armchair Travel Speaker Series
A speaker series featuring guest presenters recounting their travel adventures with amusing stories and stunning photography.
Nancy Early shares her uphill experience trekking along the dramatic Causeway coastline.
March 27 | AB Branch | 7 pm | free drop-in
Learn the basics of genealogy and trace your family roots with genealogist Melissa J. Ellis. Sunday, March 18 | AB Branch | 1 pm | Register here
Leadership Lab for Older Adults
Detailed brochures are available at any branch or here
More and more, Baby Boomers are seeking new opportunities to participate in their community through paid work, volunteer work and civic engagement. Dr. Suzanne Cook coined the term 'redirection' to refer to the new stage of life as individuals seek their next challenge and transfer their skills, experience and talents into a new direction. Dr. Cook returns to the Albion Bolton Branch to offer a 6-part workshop series on later life career changes. A different topic will be covered each week to help participants explore and redirect into new roles that are personally meaningful. Weekly topics will include: The new you, Plotting my journey, I am a community leader, Work options and opportunities. As a participant you will:
1. Apply the redirection process to your life to streamline the transition into a new direction
2. Map your leadership traits to determine who you are as a leader
3. Explore and research work and volunteer opportunities that offer personal meaning and rewards
4. Assess where you want to use your skills in the community to meet your needs
5. Build relationships with potential community partners to maximize impact
6. Develop an action plan for your redirection to meet your objectives
Thursdays March 22, 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26 | AB Branch | 7 - 8:30 pm | $65 + hst ($73.45)pp
Cash or make cheque payable to Caledon Public Library | register here, 19, 26
Pysanky: Ukrainian Easter Egg Art
Join us for an adult beginner's class on Pysanky Easter egg decorating. An experienced instructor wil guide you through all the steps of tranforming a plain egg into a work of art. Materials will be provided.
Saturday, March 24 | AB Branch | 1 - 3 pm | $10 pp | register here
Cash payment will be accepted at any branch. If paying by cheque, please make cheque payable to Caledon Public Library. The $10 fee is payable either in advance or at the door.
Living With Autism
Mirian Sansalone, a Caledon resident and author, discusses the gifts and challenges of raising two children with autism from infancy to adulthood. This mother of four shares her stories and experiences of dealing with the school system, doctor's visits and home life. Ms. Sansalone's book, Purpose HIgh - Living with Autism is available at the library and at Forster's Book Garden in Bolton.
Monday, April 9 | AB Branch | 7 pm | free, drop-in program
What's Not to Hike?
Join Caledon resident and Read Local Caledon author, Nicola Ross, as she tells her story of launching Loops and Lattes Hiking Guides.
Tuesday, April 17 | Inglewood Branch | 7 pm | Register here
Habits Rule You
A refreshingly unique approach on how to replace negative habits with life-promoting ones. Local author, singer and fitness expert, Angelica Ganea, will share tips from her book on how to eliminate unhealthy behaviours in order to achieve your goals. Following her talk, Angelica will be signing copies of her book which will be available for purchase.
Find Angelica's book in the library catalogue here
Sunday, April 22 | AB Branch | 1 - 3 pm | drop-in
Mother/Daughter Paint Night
A program for beginners that encourages mothers and daughters (ages 12 - 100) to spend a special evening together. CPL will provide the materials for painting a garden scene, as well as some light refreshments. Come with your creativity and discover a new way to celebrate Mother's Day.
Thursday, May 10 | AB Branch | 7 pm | register here